Star Awards 2021 – appreciating our brilliant staff

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We’ve just celebrated the YMCA St Paul’s group Star Awards 2021. Appreciating our brilliant staff who have supported so many people and taking a moment to enjoy being together.  Everyone looked amazing, glasses clinked, scrummy morsels were daintily nibbled, there were sparkles on each table and happy conversations burbled over star themed music. It was…

Inspirational winner from YMCA St Paul’s Group celebrates success at national youth charity awards

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Martin Bushaway Young Volunteer of the Year

Martin Bushaway from YMCA St Paul’s Group triumphed over strong competition and was crowned Young Volunteer of the Year at the highly anticipated return of YMCA’s Youth Matters Awards on Friday 5th November 2021. Martin, official volunteer with the YMCA St Paul’s Group Community Activities Team in Wimbledon, won the title at the leading youth…

National Youth Work Week 2021

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Our champions of youth work This year, for national Youth Work Week the theme is ‘champions of youth work’ as such, we wanted to highlight just a few areas we have seen youth work championed across YMCA St Paul’s Group this year. So here are our big three areas we wanted to celebrate this Youth…

Breaking The Cycle Podcast features YMCA St Paul’s Group

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Breaking the Cycle

Our Director of Operations, Jessica Laryea, has appeared on podcast series ‘Breaking the Cycle’, with host Michael Coates. Breaking the Cycle highlights the challenges, achievements, and societal issues within social housing. In episode 5 he speaks to our very own Group Director of Operations, Jessica, for an inspiring and honest chat about life growing up…

Ending Universal Credit uplift will disproportionately affect vulnerable young people across London in their housing, working and living experiences

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YMCA St Paul’s Group research into government figures today reveals the true extent of potential damage to some of the most vulnerable among the 918,000* young people currently claiming Universal Credit if the £20 a week uplift is removed on 6 October.   For a young person leaving supported accommodation and relying on Universal Credit, there are typically three housing options: social,…

Finalists Announced For Youth Matters Awards 2021

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YMCA St Paul’s Group Nominees Announced as Finalists at Youth Matters Awards 2021     YMCA St Paul’s Group is celebrating after four semi-finalists have been announced as finalists in the highly anticipated return of YMCA’s Youth Matters Awards, which will take place in November 2021.  All four finalists have triumphed over strong competition from other…

A collaboration of YMCAs awarded a 4-year contract to deliver the RAF Benevolent Fund’s flagship Airplay programme

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A collaboration of YMCAs across England, Wales and Scotland are delighted to announce that the RAF Benevolent Fund (the Fund) has awarded them a 4-year contract to deliver their flagship Airplay programme from January 2022.  Airplay is approaching its 11th birthday and is designed to help meet the social, recreational and developmental needs of children and young people of the serving RAF Family, as well as providing…

​Ground Broken On Brand New YMCA Wimbledon Development

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YMCA Wimbledon ground-breaking ceremony

On Friday (23 July), Councillor Eleanor Stringer, Joint Deputy Leader of Merton Council and Cabinet Member for Children and Education, attended a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the beginning of works to redevelop YMCA Wimbledon.  In December 2020, a resolution to grant consent for the redevelopment of YMCA Wimbledon at 200 The Broadway was approved by…

Looking for committee members to help lead the Charity

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YMCA St Paul’s Group is a leading provider of specialist support accommodation to Young and vulnerable people across London and beyond. Alongside over 1,200 units of accommodation we also provide a wide range of children’s, youth and health and wellbeing services in the communities we serve. We are always looking for Board and committee members…